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2002 Ford Escape

2002 Ford Escape
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With terrific performance and an interior brimming with comforts and conveniences, the new 2002 Ford Escape is poised to present a serious threat for a second year in a row amongst the fiercely competitive SUV market. Luxury and sensibility are combined in an excellent overall package that is as versatile as it is good-looking.

Available Models
In order to satisfy the varied needs of drivers, the 2002 Ford Escape is offered up this year in two models - the 2002 Ford Escape XLS and the Escape XLT. The XLT expands further on the impressive standard amenities of the XLS, pushing luxury even further.

Interior Features
The 2002 Ford Escape offers its five passengers a spacious and comfortable cabin. Among the key features are an instrument panel that is easily and quickly read, tilt steering wheel, and an AM/FM stereo with CD player. The Escape XLT headlines an in-dash six-disc CD player for the ultimate in entertainment value.

The list of benefits also includes four-door entry with assist grips, a convenient rear liftgate with flip glass, and 33 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats in the upright position. The seats are upholstered in cloth and vinyl, with the XLT upgraded to premium cloth. The rear seats fold down to increase cargo space when required.

In the XLS, the floor console is comprised of five cup holders, open storage bin and coin holders, while the XLT's console contains a storage bin, cup holders, and rear pop-out cup holders. Other important details include a lockable glove box, front door map pockets that are deep enough to hold plenty of magazines and maps, and cargo area storage bins. The audio and climate controls are centrally located.

2002 Ford Escape interiorExterior Features
Although the 2002 Ford Escape has a decidedly rugged look, it has an air of sophistication that suits its refined qualities. It has a wide stance that increases stability, and features wide body cladding and integrated bumper guards. The doors are wider so as to facilitate easy access by passengers.

The Escape XLT Sport Package comes with a No Boundaries Rack System, sixteen-inch sport aluminum wheels, and handy side step bars.

In this department, the 2002 Ford Escape shines with great fuel economy and a low emission rating. It is built with two-wheel front-wheel drive yet delivers sound control and handling. For those of you with tougher demands, four-wheel full-time drive with a choice of 4x4 Auto or 4x4 ON available as an option. This lets the vehicle adapt the levels of torque between the front and rear wheels for optimum handling under challenging road conditions.

Rounding out the list of performance attributes are a MacPherson strut front suspension and independent rear suspension for a smooth and peaceful drive.

Safety and Security
The Ford Escape SUV is equipped with standard safety features that include front and rear crumple zones, side impact door beams, and energy-absorbing steering column. Other basics range from a driver depowered air bag to a passenger depowered air bag, three-point seatbelts, child safety locks, and child seat tethers and anchors. Each vehicle is also equipped with the SecuriLock anti-theft system which immobilizes the engine if you do not use the appropriate key to start the ignition.

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Fast Stats


MSRP from
2.0L Zetec I4
3.0L Duratec V6
127 @ 5400
201 @ 5900
4-speed auto OD
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
I4 manual-22/25
V6 auto-18/23

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